وَلَا تَنفَعُ ٱلشَّفَٰعَةُ عِندَهُۥٓ إِلَّا لِمَنۡ أَذِنَ لَهُۥ ۚ حَتَّىٰٓ إِذَا فُزِّعَ عَن قُلُوبِهِمۡ قَالُواْ مَاذَا قَالَ رَبُّكُمۡ ۖ قَالُواْ ٱلۡحَقَّ ۖ وَهُوَ ٱلۡعَلِىُّ ٱلۡكَبِيرُ
"No intercession can avail in His Presence, except for those for whom He has granted permission. So far (is this the case) that, when terror is removed from their hearts (at the Day of Judgment, then) will they say, 'what is it that your Lord commanded?' they will say, 'That which is true and just; and He is the Most High Most Great'."<br/>
And intercession will not avail with Him, exalted be He - this was in response to their saying that their gods would intercede [for them] with Him - except for him to whom leave is given, in this respect (read adhina, '[to whom] He gives leave'; or udhina, '[to whom] leave is given'). Yet, when fear is banished from their hearts (read active fazza'a, or passive fuzzi'a), [when fear] is removed from them, upon leave being given for this [intercession], they will say - some will say to others in anticipation of a favourable outcome - 'What has your Lord said?', concerning this. They will say: [He has said] the saying that is, 'The truth', in other words, leave has been given for it. And He is the Exalted, above His creation, by [His] subjugation [of them], the Great, the Tremendous.